The Bookseller Children’s Conference is back, County Hall, Monday 23rd September 2019.



The theme this year is:

In today’s divided world how can we ensure that all children have access to books and develop a love of reading?

While we can’t claim to have all the answers, we can assure you that the best minds in the business will be working through the solutions at the Children’s Conference 2019, at County Hall, London.

We have two fantastic keynotes, starting and finishing the day with two of the UK’s leading lights in children’s books – Catherine Bell from Scholastic UK, and our new children’s laureate Cressida Cowell – and for the first time, we are hosting the announcement of the next World Book Day Titles. 

So, Roll-Up, Roll-Up and book now - this is a show you don't want to miss - if you book before 19th July you can save with Early Bird rates!

Here are some photos from this year's event

The Children's Conference preview is now live online, if you want to see the programme, learn more about our fantastic speakers, and dive into the issues we'll be tackling, then take a look!


5 Reasons to Attend

Gain access to exclusive data about children’s reading habits

Discover global business opportunities, from the UK to the US, China and beyond

Learn about opportunities in non-fiction in today’s marketplace

Gain consumer insights from experts in books, TV, film and licensing

Hear about publishing success stories from the people who made them happen

Comments from last year's conference:

Check out the photos from last year’s event!

Last year’s Children’s Conference was our biggest yet, with 54 speakers across two streams and over 300 delegates from the world of children's publishing, TV, media and education.
Here is a selection of our favourite photos from the event…


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